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A term that commonly refers to a deadly school shooting in 1999 at the eponymous high school in the unincorporated area of Columbine (NOT Littleton), Colorado. The attack was carried out by gunman Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17). Though common misconceptions point to cultural influences like Marylin Manson, DOOM and gothic subculture and the effect of school bullying, Dave Cullen's extraordinary expose of the tragedy dispels many of these myths.

To put it briefly, Eric was a psychopath who was obsessed with violence and formulated the attack, which was to be a bombing, for years. He fantasized about numerous, high-scale attacks, strived to outdo any previous instance of American domestic terrorism with hundreds of fatalities, and kept a detailed journal of every little facet of their plan. It was his idea. It could be said that Eric almost singlehandedly carried out the attacks. He was sadistic, without empathy and saw everyone as inferior.
Dylan was a depressive tagalong who simply wanted a way out of life. He looked to Eric for approval for everything. He was good at heart and almost chickened out more than once. He wrote about love and crushes in his journal and simply saw himself as a failure. He put very little toward the attacks.
Columbine was a tragedy heavily reported at the turn of the millennium, but so many were misinformed. Dave Cullen's Columbine is a modern marvel and everyone should read it before claiming to know everything about the massacre.
by omnomon September 11, 2012
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In a nutshell: Two kids got angry around 1998 cause the sky was blue. Started builing bombs. Got some chick to purchase their guns except for the TEC-9 Which was purchased by Eric Harris. Went on a killing spree for about 17 minutes. Were originally gonna kill around 600 people. Man, They diden't even come close.
::Looks at gun:: ::looks at bully:: ::looks at gun again::, Just needed a little motivation.
by iwannabeanalcoholic January 17, 2005
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An admittedly very tragic event that happened THREE YEARS AGO.
It is time for the country to move on and stop letting fear run the lives of its people. If we allow fear to control what we do or how we act, then those two assholes won.
I can't wear a jacket into class when I'm cold because everyone is still hung up about Columbine.
by Silence January 27, 2004
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What angsty teens pull when they're rejected by even the NAZI club.
Man Fuck You I'm pulling a Columbine
by fuckerssss May 16, 2007
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a describing word for some one who looks like the kids who were responsible for columbine.
Dark mascara, black fingernails, face and body piercings, lots of necklaces, social outcasts,
angry and scary, hates everyone, takes part in "cutting", likes pentagrams, and worships satan.
"I'm not going through that line, that kid is looking at me all columbine".
"Every since Bobby started smoking crystal meth, he seems all columbine"
by kmoney 801 July 09, 2006
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